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There are lots of places with character to stay in Petersburg, more than we have room to describe in full. Besides those listed below, we also recommend Das Hagedorn Haus, right downtown at 400 2nd St. N. (www.dashagedornhouse.com; tel. 907/772-3775), where a wonderfully hospitable couple rents a full apartment in their historic home for $80 to $110 high season, including amenities such as Wi-Fi, free laundry machines, and a full breakfast cooked to order. They do not take credit cards.

Camping -- The closest natural camping is found 22 miles out the Mitkof Highway at Ohmer Creek. Twin Creek RV Park is 7 1/2 miles out the highway (www.twincreekrv.com; tel. 907/772-3244) and charges $28 for full hookups, $15 for tent camping. Showers are $3 extra.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.